Supportive Care Theory and Practice

Code: PSW1315

Course description

This course intentionally introduces the support worker student to theoretical concepts and principles of supportive person-centred care including age-related changes and the development of relevant knowledge, attitudes, skills and judgment including evidence informed practice, to assist residents/patients/clients across the lifespan with personal care and routine activities of daily living. Students will be given experiential learning opportunities to practice application of the skills from the theory. The student will be provided opportunities to practice and demonstrate a resident-centered approach, professionalism, accountability, safety, critical thinking, and communication skills while providing clients with skin care, positioning, mobility, and assisting with high risk eating. Infection control, body mechanics, and safety techniques will be applied throughout the experience. The student will continue to develop an understanding of interprofessionalism related to the role of the support worker and the health care team while providing supportive care. Related processes that influence supportive care are incorporated from Structure and Function of the Body for Person Centered Care.

Course details

Hours: 106
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.